I Am Half Sick of
The Parting Gift
Sarah Rozell White
Oil on canvas
10" x 10" x 1/2 ( 25.4 x 25.4 x 3 cm)
Sarah Rozell White captivates us with her stunning combination of bright and muted tones. She uses meticulously curated scenes combined with a lively style of painting to open debate about the flaws of the modern day. The individual subjects feel recognisable on their own, but their strange juxtaposition offers ambivalent narratives, which are further heightened by the angular perspectives and a focus on form. Her pieces also document psychological anxieties metamorphosing into physical existence. The struggle is embodied by the feminine symbols (shells, pearls, shoes) finding themselves in bizarre environments and situations.
The world in which Sarah Rozell White lives appears on her canvases in the form of metaphors; focusing on female psychology, capitalism, consumerism, and the state of the environment. Her works are easy to read and their playfulness gives us hope.